Early Childhood Assessment in School and Clinical Child Psychology

Author: Adrienne Garro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781493963492
Release Date: 2016-10-29
Genre: Psychology

This book presents an integrated and coordinated framework for assessing developmental, psychological, and behavioral disorders in early childhood. Expert contributors advocate for natural-environment methods in addition to standardized measures in assessing academic and social skills as well as age-specific behavior problems in young children. Chapters model collaborations between clinicians, family, and daycare and school personnel, address diagnostic and classification issues, and conceptualize assessment as flexible, ongoing, and, as necessary, leading to coordinated services. The book gives practitioners and researchers critical tools toward establishing best practices in an increasingly complex and important area, leading to better prevention and intervention outcomes. Included in the coverage: Standardized assessment of cognitive development. Authentic and performance-based assessment. The use of Response to Intervention (RTI) in early childhood. Collaboration in school and child care settings. Anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, and depression in young children. Sleeping, feeding/eating, and attachment problems in early childhood. Early Childhood Assessment in School and Clinical Child Psychology is an essential resource for clinicians and related professionals, researchers, and graduate students in child and school psychology; assessment, testing, and evaluation; occupational therapy; family studies, educational psychology; and speech pathology.

Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology

Author: Glen P. Aylward
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306456737
Release Date: 1997-11-30
Genre: Medical

Clinical neuropsychology for infants and young children is an emerging field that contains as much promise as it does perplexing practical and theoretical questions. Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology is a groundbreaking study that provides an assessment framework and diagnostic clues for clinicians and researchers, as well as the first documentation and description of this new field for students. The clearly written text translates neuroanatomic issues into clinical applications for professionals charged with making neuropsychological assessments of infants and young children.

Handbook of Psychological and Educational Assessment of Children 2 e

Author: Cecil R. Reynolds
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462535125
Release Date: 2018-10-16
Genre: Psychology

The two volumes of the Handbook of Psychological and Educational Assessment of Children, Second Edition, cover all aspects of child and adolescent assessment. Leading clinical scientists summarize the state of the science of assessment paradigms, instruments, and methods. With an emphasis on practical clinical considerations, chapters also delve into issues related to test development, psychometrics, and bias. Conveniently designed for reference or text use, this vast knowledge base has been synthesized into two volumes which may be purchased separately or together. INTELLIGENCE, APTITUDE, AND ACHIEVEMENT surveys assessment of intelligence, learning styles, and academic achievement; covers historical issues and psychometric methods; and addresses diversity issues, ethical concerns, and special topics in mental testing. PERSONALITY, BEHAVIOR, AND CONTEXT reviews the use of projective methods, interviewing and observation, and objective methods of assessing personality and behavior; discusses the assessment of specific syndromes and symptoms; and presents tools for assessing adaptive skills and the family context.

The Promise of Pre K

Author: National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education. Leadership Symposium
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 1598570331
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

A product of NCRECE's first Annual Leadership Symposium, this book captures critical information related to both the nature of preschool education and the challenges of implementing preschool education at the state level.

Early Childhood Assessment

Author: Carol S. Lidz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471269304
Release Date: 2002-12-16
Genre: Psychology

A new guide to conducting more comprehensive and meaningful psychological assessments of young children Early Childhood Assessment presents a thorough, step-by-step approach to the comprehensive psychological assessment of young children. In addition to covering major psychological tests, this invaluable resource includes specific guidelines and formats for interviewing parents and other caregivers, observing children and caregiver-child interaction, conducting dynamic assessments, writing reports, and evaluating outcomes of recommended interventions. Dr. Lidz's approach encourages a broad range of observation with an overarching objective of completing a picture of the "whole" child, from family life to social-emotional and neuropsychological functioning. She leads the reader through each step of a comprehensive assessment, touching on the major data sources necessary for a full understanding of the child within different environments. Throughout the book, Dr. Lidz advocates best assessment practices that reflect the interests of children and families. Features useful information on: * Conducting initial interviews and observations for setting the course of the assessment * Using standardized and nonstandardized approaches to generate both qualitative and quantitative data * Viewing children and families within their cultural contexts * Integrating assessment data sources to generate meaningful recommendations and readable reports Plus: * Includes unique chapters on play, observation of parent-child and teacher-child interactions, and dynamic assessment Early Childhood Assessment is a valuable tool for professionals and students who are concerned about the richness and complexity of children's development within their families and communities.

Psychological Assessment of Children

Author: H. Booney Vance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015040141064
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

Psychological Assessment of Children, Second Edition offers comprehensive coverage of the most effective approaches to the psychological and educational assessment of children in clinical and school settings. Completely revised and updated, this widely acclaimed resource provides practical, step-by-step guidance on measuring children’s adaptive behavior, intelligence, motor skills, neurological functioning, cognitive abilities, vocational aptitudes, interests, and more. Drawing on the firsthand experiences of leading experts, this book reflects the state-of-the-art thinking in the field of assessment, and helps practitioners determine when and how to use the wide variety of tools at their disposal. It presents the central issues and best practices for the full range of assessment strategies. Its broad scope includes all the major tests used with children, including the WISC-III, the Woodcock-Johnson Revised, Bender Gestalt, Halstead-Reitan, and Luria-Nebraska, as well as invaluable information on conducting clinical interviews and performing informal assessments. This new edition reflects the latest developments in the field and offers new chapters on perceptual-motor skills, social skills, autistic disorders, mental retardation, and curriculum-based assessment. Careful attention is also given to cultural issues in assessment and to the assessment of special populations. Each chapter offers an in-depth, practical discussion of an assessment instrument, a presentation of the best practices for administration and interpretation of the instrument, and a detailed case study, illustrating real-world applications of the assessment technique. In addition, each chapter presents a thorough explanation of how to interpret and integrate test results. Readers will appreciate the numerous time-saving resources, including quick-reference tables and charts, that support the text. Psychological Assessment of Children, Second Edition is an indispensable guide for school, educational, and developmental psychologists; clinical child psychologists; educational diagnosticians; graduate students; and other professionals involved with psychological assessment.

Handbook of clinical child psychology

Author: Clarence Eugene Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471503614
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Medical

Covers normal & abnormal development, assessment & diagnosis, psychopathology (in three sections encompassing infancy, childhood & adolescence) & intervention strategies. A final section examines special topics. Serves as a reference & graduate text on the full range of children's psychological problems. Includes relevant research on each of the topics covered as well as a bibliography & guidelines for practice. Particularly useful for board certification review.

Handbook of Psychology Educational Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118281932
Release Date: 2012-10-05
Genre: Psychology

Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.

Clinical and Educational Child Psychology

Author: Linda Wilmshurst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118439982
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Genre: Psychology

Clinical and Educational Child Psychology: An Ecological-Transactional Approach to Developmental Problems and Interventions explores developmental milestones in early childhood and adolescence and provides intervention strategies in both clinical and educational contexts. Currently one of the only books on child psychopathology that is up to date with recently-released DSM-V standards Explores how challenges commonly encountered at ages 3-18 can influence development Draws on contemporary research on the developing brain to show why some children may be vulnerable to a host of clinical and educational problems Equips readers to develop case formulations and interventions in a holistic way Discusses developmental milestones and adjustment disorders in both early childhood and adolescence

Handbook of Education Training and Supervision of School Psychologists in School and Community Volume II

Author: Judith Kaufman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135895396
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Education

Published with the sponsorship of the Trainers of School Psychologists, this two volume handbook examines the essential tenets of the school psychology profession, critically reviews training and practice issues, and evaluates how traditional and changing skills and issues translate into meeting the needs of children and the systems that serve them. Volume II extends the discussion of the training of school psychologists from Volume I to an examination of issues critical to the practice of school psychology, focusing on the roles of the supervisor as trainer in different contexts. Each chapter raises issues for university training in a manner that facilitates the dialogue between university and field trainers. This volume also considers issues of professional development, credentialing, and developing a professional identity, topics that predominate in practice settings yet are typically not addressed in any school psychology text. It concludes by offering recommendations on how the collaboration between university and field-based education can be further improved in the future to anticipate and meet the needs of the next generation of professionals and the children in their care.

Handbook of Education Training and Supervision of School Psychologists in School and Community Volume I

Author: Enedina García-Vázquez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135895815
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Education

Published with the sponsorship of the Trainers of School Psychologists, this two volume handbook examines the essential tenets of the school psychology profession, critically reviews training and practice issues, and evaluates how the traditional and changing skills and issues translate into meeting the needs of children and the systems that serve them. Volume I focuses on the professional issues and topics that form the core of the university curriculum for the school psychology specialist degree. It explores contemporary university training programs, the foundations of school education, and key areas of responsibility for school-based mental health professionals, and takes a look at the future of training for school psychologists. Specific issues such as the teaching of specialty skills and training for unique areas and special populations are also discussed. By way of raising questions and issues that ultimately play out in the field, it lays the groundwork for Volume II, which is dedicated to bridging the training and practice gap.

Advances in Clinical Child Psychology

Author: Thomas H. Ollendick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306454475
Release Date: 1997-01-31
Genre: Psychology

This nineteenth volume of Advances in Clinical Child Psychology continues our tradition of examining a broad range of topics and issues that charac terizes the continually evolving field of clinical child psychology. Over the years, the series has served to identify important, exciting, and timely new developments in the field and to provide scholarly and in-depth reviews of current thought and practices. The present volume is no exception. In the opening chapter, Sue Campbell explores developmental path ways associated with serious behavior problems in preschool children. Specifically, she notes that about half of preschool children identified with aggression and problems of impulse control persist in their deviance across development. The other half do not. What accounts for these differ ent developmental outcomes? Campbell invokes developmental and fam ily influences as possible sources of these differential outcomes and, in doing so, describes aspects of her own programmatic research program that has greatly enriched our understanding of this complex topic. In a similar vein, Sara Mattis and Tom Ollendick undertake a develop mental analysis of panic in children and adolescents in Chapter 2. In recent years, separation anxiety and/ or experiences in separation from attach ment figures in childhood have been hypothesized as playing a critical role in the development of panic. This chapter presents relevant findings in the areas of childhood temperament and attachment, in addition to experi ences of separation, that might predispose a child to development of panic.

Treating Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities

Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387095301
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Psychology

Child psychology is a constantly expanding field, with dozens of specialized journals devoted to major disorders springing up in recent years. With so much information available – and the prospect of overload inevitable – researchers and clinicians alike need to navigate the knowledge base with as much confidence as they do the nuances of diagnosis and their young clients’ complex social, emotional, and developmental worlds. Treating Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities fills this need by summarizing and critiquing evidence-based treatment methods for pediatric patients from infancy through adolescence. After a concise history of evidence-based treatment, promising new trends, and legal/ethical issues involved in working with young people, well-known professors, practitioners, and researchers present the latest data in key areas of interest, including: (1) Cognitive-behavioral therapy and applied behavior analysis. (2) The effects of parenting in treatment outcomes. (3) Interventions for major childhood pathologies, including ADHD, PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and conduct disorder. (4) Interventions for autistic spectrum disorders and self-injuring behaviors. (5) Techniques for improving communication, language, and literacy in children with developmental disabilities. (6) Treatments for feeding and eating disorders. This comprehensive volume is an essential resource for the researcher’s library and the clinician’s desk as well as a dependable text for graduate and postgraduate courses in clinical child, developmental, and school psychology. (A companion volume, Assessing Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities, is also available.)

Handbook of Child Psychology Child Psychology in Practice

Author: William Damon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470050551
Release Date: 2007-07-30
Genre: Psychology

Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication. Volume 4: Child Psychology in Practice, edited by K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College, and Irving E. Sigel, Educational Testing Service, covers child psychology in clinical and educational practice. New topics addressed include educational assessment and evaluation, character education, learning disabilities, mental retardation, media and popular culture, children's health and parenting.